'Around the hut': an archaeological ethnography around the experimental construction of a shepherd's hut in Konitsa, north-west Greece


Moudopoulos-Athanasiou F., Bokas T., Mikulic A., Dimitrova P., Karaivanov K., Tubanovic A., ...More

POST-MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY, vol.56, no.2, pp.97-115, 2022 (AHCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00794236.2022.2120708
  • Journal Name: POST-MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Periodicals Index Online, Historical Abstracts, Humanities Abstracts, International Bibliography of Art, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.97-115
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No

Abstract

This article reflects on the experimental building of a Vlach hut that took place in the 14th Summer School of the Balkan Border Crossings Network. The approach took the form of an archaeological ethnography and addressed a variety of subjects from ethnographic and experimental fieldworkto videography and critical heritage, all emerging from the same point: thebuilding of a shepherd's roundhut in the plain of Konitsa. From interdisciplinary methodological encounters to reflections on pastoral identities, legislation and its effects on this built pastoral heritage, as well as fieldwork reflections, while experiencing and experimenting, this article reveals potential avenues for interdisciplinary engagement in contexts such as Summer Schools.